Shirley Wignall

Shirley Wignall

Position: Partner, Family/Children

Office: Blackburn

Phone: 01254 580000

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Shirley is a solicitor with over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, financial relief, domestic violence, cohabitee disputes and children cases arising from marriage/relationship breakdown but with particular emphasis on matters involving children and their families. She represents children and adults in court proceedings including care proceedings/social services involvement, private law proceedings relating to disputes as to child arrangements (who a child should live with and how often a parent/family member should see them) and adoption cases. She also deals with cases involving the removal of children from the jurisdiction

Her particular area of expertise is children law and she has been a member of the Children Panel since 2002. This accreditation allows her to represent children in public and private law proceedings via their Children's Guardian and they work together to secure the best outcome for the children and promote their welfare.

Shirley has extensive advocacy experience and attends courts throughout the North West representing clients. She is also a member of Resolution, Child Concern and the Association of Lawyers for Children.

The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2019 

13 Mar 2019

Family/Divorce

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